Documenting Dance for The Jerome Dance Division at The New York Public Library

by | Nov 30, 2021 | Performance Video | 0 comments

When I started my dance videography business, I did it to make sure choreographers and performers would have access to excellent, high-quality, usable video footage of their work to share with grant-makers, audiences, presenters, future generations, and more.

I know that video documentation of an artist’s work is vital to their success.

Back in October, we filmed Richard Move’s Herstory Of The Universe at Governors Island for The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library.

We work with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the NYPL often, either at the request of an artist or the library.

Dance documentation is so important to us, and filming for the library feels like a very important contribution to dance history. Especially since the Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the largest archive in the world that is devoted to the documentation of dance!!!

My husband, Christopher Duggan, who is now a Part 107 certified drone pilot, captured beautiful aerial footage of Richard Move’s performance while my team filmed with 3 cameras.

The footage we recorded has been added to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s collection for researchers and visitors to watch and incorporate into their projects, teachings, and writings in the dance field.

And, fun fact, our drone footage is the first of its kind to be archived in the collection!!

We’re honored to contribute to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library.

Isn’t it just so powerful that the NYPL continues to see value in documenting these works?!

Documenting Dance for The Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library; credit Nel Shelby Productions